Cava-Lon Puppies for Sale in New Mexico, NM
The Cava-lon is an adorable hybrid dog mix between a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel and a Papillon. The Cava-lon is a cheerful and playful friend to children and other animals, making them a great family companion. They’re known for their long, silky coats and will require regular brushing to keep from getting matted.
The Cava-lon are small dogs weighing up to 18 pounds and are usually black, brown, white, silver, red, or black and tan. Because of their small size, a bit of obedience training will provide you with a happy and manageable apartment companion. Early socialization is important to teach these dogs how to behave with larger dogs and other animals.
It is important to note that some dogs who weigh less than ten pounds believe they are much bigger than they actually are, and are not afraid to challenge larger dogs. To help ensure your Cava-lon doesn’t find itself in trouble, introduce him to large dogs under close supervision and be prepared to break up any potential quarrels. If you plan on taking your Cava-lon to a dog park, keep a constant eye on your dog; while uncommon, it's not unheard of for small dogs to be viewed as prey for untrained larger breeds.
These dogs are also well suited for apartment life because they only require a minimal amount of exercise. This can usually be accomplished through a brisk walk or 20-30 minutes of playtime. Ensuring your Cava-lon gets enough exercise is important to prevent bad behavior within the household as well as preventing unnecessary weight gain.
Cava-lons are wonderfully playful, responsive, smart, and cheerful. A wonderful companion for anyone.
How dog-friendly is New Mexico?
New Mexico has some room to grow when it comes to its animal-friendly laws and accommodations. On the plus side, a few New Mexico cities are super dog-friendly, and the state is a great destination for visitors traveling with their pups.
Let’s look at a few studies into New Mexico’s dog-friendly rankings.
Animal advocacy group Pawsafe ranked New Mexico as the 35th most pet-friendly state of all 50 states. They examined several factors, including animal cruelty laws, pet-friendly accommodations, and the number of dog parks and hiking trails. Unfortunately, they didn’t rank New Mexico very well for its animal welfare laws, which address things like animal abuse, neglect, or even fighting.
Another study by a safety review website, Safewise, actually ranked New Mexico last of all 50 states. The ranking has a lot to do with animal welfare laws and access to pet services.
Overall, we’re hopeful that New Mexico makes some improvements for its dogs and dog lovers!
Are cities in New Mexico pet-friendly?
Yes! The good news is that New Mexico has some great pet-friendly destinations. A study by Wallethub ranked the 100 largest cities in the country by their pet-friendliness. Here’s how New Mexico’s biggest city stacked up.
Albuquerque is the biggest city in New Mexico with a little over half a million people. The city ranked very well at 14th out of 100 cities.
They placed 16th for pet budget and 7th for outdoor pet-friendliness. The city lagged behind a bit for pet health and wellness, ranking 83rd.
A separate study by the Trust for Public Land (TPL) shares great information about dog parks. They published a ranking of the 100 largest cities to see which has the most dog parks per capita. Albuquerque ranked well in the 13th spot with 2.4 dog parks per 100,000 people.
Two of the best places to bring your pup to in Albuquerque are ABQ Trolley Co. and USS Bullhead Park.
A few more facts for dog-lovers in New Mexico
BringFido lists New Mexico as a pet-friendly travel destination with over 1,600 verified pet-friendly hotels and motels.
Thirty-nine percent of New Mexico residents own a dog. This is just below the national dog ownership rate of 40% – pretty close!
What kinds of dogs do New Mexicans love? According to the American Kennel Club (AKC), the most popular dogs in New Mexico are Labradors, Bulldogs, and German Shepherds. Other popular breeds include Huskies, Beagles, and Retrievers.
Animal welfare & dog shelters in New Mexico
New Mexico saved 61,080 dogs and cats during 2020. Approximately 6,069 animals were killed over this same period.
Twenty out of 46 of the animal shelters within New Mexico are no-kill shelters. The percentage of no-kill shelters is average, but the state has an above-average save rate of 83%. This is short of the 90% mark needed to be considered a no-kill state.
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